[Telepathy] [Bug 18832] Tp-glib shared lib calls exit()

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Fri Dec 26 02:25:27 PST 2008


Sunil Mohan Adapa <sunil at synovel.com> changed:

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--- Comment #3 from Sunil Mohan Adapa <sunil at synovel.com>  2008-12-26 02:25:27 PST ---
(In reply to comment #2)
> I think you shouldn't use that method if you can still continue without dbus
> connection. 

I didn't consider this because if in future, tp_get_bus changes is behavior,
the application might break. Perhaps I should directly use dbus_g_get_bus.

> Even with your patch you'll get a warning instead of a GError you
> can report to the user.

Yes, not returning the GError is not right. 

> IMO in most telepathy programs failing at getting the dbus connection is fatal
> because we can't do anything else (use g_assert instead of exit?). But I agree
> that we could add another function that is non-fatal and return a GError
> instead. Probably libempathy should use it too. For example, trying to send a
> file to a contact from nautilus without dbus running shouldn't terminate
> nautilus, but an error could be displayed to the user.

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